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after another train collision. we will have a live report. >> new developments from the shooting ambush in washington state that killed four police officers. >> my budget is really tight. >> shoppers what gone for cyber monday sales. "good morning washington" continues right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. 6:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> ani'm alison starling. good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> washington gets back to work. let's start with brian van de graaff. >> we do have some changes coming down the pike. we are fairly mild with temperatures in the mid 50's. we have a cold front off to the
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west. it will push on through. there will be some changes. some showers will devop. cooler air will move in. we're in the 50's this morning. fairly mild this morning. -- a fairly mild start to the morning. over to lisa baden. >> thank you. right now, we're watchin traffic moving slowly on 66 and 95. just the growing volume. no accidents to report. good on route 5, route 4. an accident on cedar filled wrote, do not worry about it. -- on cedwe're moving nicely ang to 270 traffic. southbound at father hurley boulevard is the topside of your screen. notice the pace is still steady
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and pretty even even though the volume is heavier. back to the news desk. >> thank you. for the second time this year, two metro trains collided. >> 3 workers were hurt. no passengers were on time. this happened early sunday morning at the west falls church will york. kathy park is there live. >> a lot of safety questions and concerns this morning. metro said that is before the june 27 crash is still fresh in the minds. it killed nine people. the incident on sunday involved three employees. no passengers were on board. the train was heading into the railyard behind me. the question of safety is on the minds of metro riders after a
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crash on sunday. a train headed in for cleaning and crashed into another train. the impact sent three employees to the hospital with injuries. the cost for all of the damage, $9 million. >> we will conduct this investigation and a look at every possible factor weekend. we'll look at other incidents that happened as well to see if they might be related. >> another issue is coming to the surface. two of the three cars were older 1000-series cars. some is the deadly june collision, the models have been sandwiched in between newer cars. customers have made changes since that day. >> i definitely ride in the center of the trains.
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>> the older cars derailed and were in the middle, not at the point of impact. it could take several days before we know what went wrong. kathy park, abc 7 news. >> thank you. police say and ellicott city man was drunk when it crashed his drug killing a teenage passenger. this happened early yesterday morning in ellicott city. steven dankos was killed. he was a football player at river hill high school. the driver, david erdman, is charged with negligent homicide. his brother, who was also in the truck, it is in critical condition. police are investigating a deadly accident. a motorcycle and car collided this morning near avery wrote in
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rockville. the person on the motorcycle died. police are investigating. investigators are trying to find out what damaged a house in prince george's county. this was -- firefighters were searching of the home to see if anybody was inside and that is when an explosion occurred. firefighters were not injured. no one was inside the home. the senate begins what could be a long debate on the health care bill. the 60 votes are not there. some democrats say they will not support a bill which has a tighter restrictions on abortions. republicans remain unanimous in their opposition to the bill. two senators say the virginia couple the crashed the state dinner at the white house should face criminal charges.
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they say the white house needs to make an example of them. >> you have to have a strong deterrent against this kind of thing. these people did not tell the truth and they should be in some way brought to justice here. >> michaele and tareq salahi did not have their names on the guest list. there reportedly shopping their stories around. the white house is investigating. president obama will announce his blueprint for the war in afghanistan. he will make a speech from new york at west point and is expected to announce a least 30,000 troops will be headed towards afghanistan. it will cost $1 million per year for each additional soldier.
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it is cyber monday. holiday shoppers will send the day online looking for savings. will strong sales from black friday carry over? philip stewart has more. good morning. >> millions of americans will head back to work and will hit their computers for what has become the kickoff of the online shopping season. we want to show you 1 website, amazon.com. shoppers can expect discounts and also messages on facebook and twitter. cyber mond is increasingly important for retailers. nine out of 10 are offering deals on the web. this year could attract 100 million shoppers. most retailers plan to lure shoppers with special deals that include one-day sills and free
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shipping on all purchases. we will have more on cyber monday and will let you know how sales over the weekend were. >> thank you. 55 degrees. >> tiger woods is still saying the silent. he canceled another police interview as rumors of last week's crash keeps swirling. >> class is canceled at the virginia school after a mass of explosion. we will show you what happened. >> we're keeping our eye on a cold front that is sweeping through. cold front that is sweeping through.
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>> hello, my name is cynthia. we are the radio city rockettes. we will be performing at the verizon center. good morning, washington. it is 6:10 on this monday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> " everybody had a nice long holiday weekend. let's check in with brian. >> if you light yesterday, today will not be quite the same. we're in the 50's. we're looking at some cooler weather and some rain to come down the pike. mainly in mid 50's this morning. 54 at downtown. the forecast today, mostly cloudy. showers will start to develop. temperatures will peak in the mid and upper 50's.
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then those temperatures will drop back. it will be cooler tomorrow. there are already problems on the road. >> in southeast, independence avenue, there is a structure fire between 18th and 16th street. there is an easy detour using massachusetts if a new. -- massachusetts avenue. keep in mind there is a structure fire. we will take you live to 270 travel which looks like it is growing in volume. southbound is heading into montgomery county. we go aloft to newschopper 7 along route 4 with the normal volume starting to grow heading up to andrews air force base. we zip on over to the news desk. >> thank you. classes are cancelled at a newport news school after an
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explosion. workers were preparing a roof yesterday morning when a blast caused a wall to collapse. there were using propane to spread tar on the roof. washington gets back to work. 55 degrees. >> mortgage rate relief. a new plan could help millions of homeowners. >> police are looking for a person of interest after a deadly shooting in boss: ah! thank goodness you're back. gecko: what's going on, sir? boss: we're slammed. tons of people interested in all the money they could be saving by switching to geico... gecko: yeah, 'course. boss: boy, did we miss you last week. that temp wasn't working out at all. exec: took me all morning but i got those quarterly figures for ... you.
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metro train collision is under investigation. three workers were hurt early yesterday morning when a six-car train ran into the back of another train at the west falls church rail yard. >> this is cyber monday, the internet's turned to cash in on the holiday shopping season. more people shopped on black friday the last yr but they spent less. >> gunshots have been heard in a seattle neighborhood. police are searching for a person of interest in the shooting an ambush of four police offers. police believe maurice clemmons is inside a home and they are trying to get him to come out. tiger woods said the crash outside of this home was his fault. police have released the 911
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call from a neighbor just moments after that crash. >> i need an ambulance. i have someone down in front of my house. they hit a pole. >> woods' suv hit a fire hydrant and a tree. he called rumors unfounded and malicious. 6 ko'd 15 is your time. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we will start off with lisa baden -- 6:15 is your time. >> 95 virginia, there has been a fender bender if you leave stafford. this is in the left lane and should be on the shoulder by the time you get there. we have the normal delays from the prince william parkway and
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in springfield. newschopper 7 is flying near the beltway at andrews air force base. they're on their way to the suitland parkway for a crash that has part of the suitland parkway closed. we will let you know what we get there from newschopper 7. >> outside this morning, look at the cold front that is swinging in from the west. we will see changes this afternoon. showers will develop and they will bring in some cooler air. the wind will shift to the northwest and it will usher in some cooler air. iwill feel cooler by the second half of the day. 50's across the region. 53 in culpeper. milder air is in place. the front will swing through and will shift to cooler air.
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a couple of light showers developing across the area. rainshowers should start to taper off. cooler air will settle in. temperatures should be downright chilly by later on tonight. much cooler tomorrow. sunshine and more rain. cool air this weekend. we may not carry out of the 40's. >> a big change from yesterday. the white house wants to modify mortgages. jeremy hubbard has more. >> we begin your "money scope" port with the search r sales on cyber monday. lots of people did not wait until today. online shopping was up 11% from last year at last thursday and friday. sales rose 0.5% from last year as 195 million americans hit
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stores over the weekend. but they spent last. the white house is announcing a new push to help homeowners facing foreclosure. there are looking to increase the number of people who received home mortgage modification. part of the strategy will be to name and shame banks into lowering mortgage payments. there will be a jobs summit on thursday. leaders from jobs from google and fedex will attend. employers slashed jobs for the 23rd stray month. nothing could eclipse "the twilight saga: new moon"at the box office. it brought in another $42 million. it has made more money in the united states than the first movie in its entire run. "the blind side" came in second
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and "2012" came in third. the cost for all of the items from the song "the 12 days"of days will cost more than $87,000. it is an increase of about $800. a bargain. they put out the list every year for fun and as the teaching tool. and that is your "money scope" report. i'm jeremy hubbard. 6:20, up 55 degrees. >> de football coach at the university of virginia is now out. and the redskins ufold in philadelphia. >> later on "oprah," it is a holiday music extravaganza.
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>> they made plays at the end and they deserve to win. we had to score on the last drive. >> the redskins dropped to 3-8 and face undefeated new orleans cong up next. >> nobody knew quite what to expect from pittsburg's third string quarterback. the young quarterback did pretty well, at least until overtime. and then baimore set up the winning field goal. the ravens prevail, 20-17. the university of virginia's football team is now looking for a new head coach. al groh has been fired. uva loss two virginia tech over the weekend and prompted his dismissal. 6:24 is your time.
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we have another half-hour of "good morning washington." >> we continue to fall in developing story out of washington state. authorities have surrounded the home of a person of interest in the murders of four police officers. >> another collision on metro's tracks. >> live in the weather center, we are tracking some moisture moving in. lisa baden is tracking breaking news on the suitland parkway.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back to "good morning washington. " just about 6:30 on this early monday morning. i'm alison starling. >> and i'm doug mckelway.
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your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we are back in the thick of it now. >> it is mild. we have that going. the rain is moving in, later in the morning. temperatures will start to drop back athe rain moves in. it is a one-day deal. this is the storm. the wind is out of the southwest. i think we willeak early in the afternoon. temperatures will start to drop back. temperatures will go from the upper 50's into the 30's. it will be a chilly night. on wednesday, will start with some sunshine. showers come back to town. we go back to sunshine. on friday, it looks like very cold air comes back into play. temperatures will fall back into
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the 40's. , los 30's at night. we have rain chances today and thursday -- low 30's. >> the suitland parkway is closed near andrews air force base. we will take you live. you can see the closure. in both directions. the crosstree their is route for traffic and forrest ville road. you cannot exit onto the suitland parkway without finding that the sort ahead of you. to get to macgregor high school, you'll have to go through the park. an overnight crash is being documented near. avery wrote. the park is the way to get to
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macgregor high school. -- every roavery road. police in washington state are on the hunt for a cop killer who shot four cop killers. they have surrounded the home of maurice clemmons, auorities are calling a person of interest. police are trying to coax him out. there are reports shots have been fired. the man has a lengthy criminal record. >> police in western washington searched a new area overnight for maurice clemmons, a person of interest in the fatal shootings of four police officers that were gunned down in a coffeehouse. >> there were not on the job. there were trying to have their morning cup of coffee. >> investigators say the gunmen shot and killed the officers,
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despite the fact there were all wearing bulletproof vests. >> we know they were targeted. it was more of an execution. >> employees in the coffee shop were>> the coffee shop is apiece safe haven. it is not supposed to be the scene of tragedy. >> one of the police officers managed to return fire before he died. >> anyone with a gunshot wound will have to get that taken care of. >> police have been searching for the suspect. fire fighters displayed a huge american flag. >> this is an example of the cost that is sometimes paid by people believe an obligation and sacrifice. and people who do that on behalf of the community. >> the person of interest maurice clemmonsmaurice, is said
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to have a criminal record in arkansas. -- the person of interest, maurice clemmons. two metro trains crashed again. now new questions are being raised about safety. it happened early on sunday morning at the west falls church rail yard. kathy park is live there with more. >> good morning. in all happened sunday morning around 4:30 when the lastrain was headed into the real york for a cleaning. the oncoming 6-car train actually struck a parked train and the collision sent three employees to the hospital. the impact destroyed three train cars. the damage is estimated at $9 million. metro is going back and reviewing what was captured on
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an event recorder. some say concerns have come up in regard to the damaged cars. two of the three cars were cars considered beyond repair and part of the older 1000-series. models have been salmon's in between new were cars. the accident in june killed nine people. now metro says it all went as planned. the oncoming 60 as car trade should have stopped behind the parked train but that did not happen. metro is investigating to figure out what went wrong. kathy park, abc 7 news. >> thank you. continuing to add to the problems, ridership has been dropping. . the average work day ridership fell 1.42% in october.
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wrmetro is facing a $22.6 million budget shortfall. there could be fare increases and service cuts in the future. and ellicott city man is free on bond. police say a driver was drunk. david erdman crashed his pickup yesterday morning in ellicott city. 17-year-old steven dankos was killed. he was a star football player at river hill high school. his mother is devastated but not angry. >> as far as the person driving, that boy is going to haveunishment enough. i lost my heart. >> police say dankos wa thrown from the bed of the pickup. erdman suffered minor injuries and his 17-year-old brother is
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now in critical condition. we are following breaking news. police are investigating a deadly accident. a motorcycle and a car collided this morning. this was near avery road in rockville. the person on the motorcycle died. the senate opens what could be a long debate on the health care bill. democrats need 60 votes for it to pass. lawmakers are planning to introduce dozens of amendments to addressing things such as abortion. harry reid is hoping to get a final vote before the end of the year. some say the current bill should be thrown out. the obama administration plans to battle the foreclosure crisis.
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the 1 companies to do more to help people remained in their homes. it will step up pressure on those companies. fairfax and loudoun counties are considering getting a tax to restaurant meals. some say people will be willing to pay a tax to have better parks. arlington and falls church already have this tax. there will be a ban on smoking in restaurants in virginia beginning tomorrow. smoking rooms are available under the law. smoking will be allowed on an outdoor patios. wall street is watching sales on the world wide web. ellen braitman has more. good morning. >> a lot going on in financial markets this morning.
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the dollar is under pressure. there is concern about to buy. crude has traded higher. the central bank said they would back lenders against a possible default by dubai. somali pirates have seized a super tanker from saudi arabia carrying crude. investors are keeping an eye on retailers. there was a slight increase in shopping for thanksgiving day as well as the three days after work in compared to last year. today is cyber monday. amazon.com trading higher. internet spending rose 11% compared to a year ago. stock futures are trading lower this morning and according to a loss of about 0.1%. that is business news. i'm ellen braitman.
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>> thank you. 6:38. >> tiger woods it his own words. his first statement since the bizarre crash. >> he did not get the deal in the store. how about finding it online? i will have the details ♪ ♪
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6:41 on this monday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's begin with brian van de graaff. he is outside our studios. >> good morning. we have a bit of a breeze. we are in the 50's. that is kind of mild. temperatures will drop back this afternoon. showers will move through. we are in the low mid 50's this morning. 55 downtown. 56 in annapolis. it will be cloudy with rain developing. i think a cooler wind will prevail prius temperatures will start to drop back. there are some issues down suitland parkway. >> one lane remains closed leaving pennsylvania avenue to get onto suitland parkway. allow yourself extra time if you cannot and just kind of buckle
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down. delays on route 4. make the left turn onto suitland parkway and you can get around an earlier crash. headlights are the outer loop. this is to get around to georgia avenue. 95 -- northbound, a crash before the exit for garrisonville road road. this is the delay out of newington to get up to springfield. we're open up to the pentagon. >> thank you. 6:42 is your time. coming up next, holiday shoppers gear ready for a long day. >> you're watching "good morning washington."
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. it is now 6:45. >> we begin with safety concerns for metro after another train collision. a sixth test car train was returning to the west falls church rail europe when it hit another train. no passengers were on board. >> police sake and ellicott city man was drunk when he crashed his truck, killing a teenage pastor. steven dankos was killed. he was a star football player river hill high school. the driver, david erdman, has
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been charged with negligent homicide. >> this suspect wanted in washington state for killing four police officers and wounded and possibly dead. police believe maurice clemmons gunned down the officers at a coffee shop yesterday morning. >> tiger woods said his car crashed is a private matter and he intends to keep it that way. he said it was his fault. rumors about his famly are false and irresponsible. 6:46. retailers are optimistic after some small growth in black friday and sales. will that carry over to today, cyber monday? philip stewart has more with what people will find when they log on toy. >> millions of americans will point and click to what will be the kickoff for the online
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shopping season. amazon.om has a page set up for cyber deals. another breaks down all kinds of different retailers and the sales they are having. there will be discounts and messages on facebook and twitter. today not have the shop till you drop dramatics of black friday, but cyber monday it is increasingly important to retailers. it is important to shoppers who are all looking for one thing. >> sales. >> with nearly nine at of 10 retailers offering deals, what shoppers could not find waiting in line on friday they could get waiting on line today. they expect 100 million shoppers. most retailers plan to lure shoppers with special deals and sales including free shipping.
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>> we are not as frivolous. we're paying attention to the price tags. we are starting to take advantage of the sales. >> there is big news from the in-store shopping weekend. 195 million people were expected to shop. that was y up from last year. each person spent $30 less. >> you have to shop wisely. >> despite the people clicking away, cyber monday is not the busiest shopping day of the year. that is typically the first monday of december. the following monday as one retailers have more drastic reductions. you might get more deals but you might pay more for shipping. >> that is the key point. we like free shipping. thank you so much for that.
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here is a check of the top stories. actually, we'll get to traffic and weather first. >> yesterday was so nice. >> 64 down time. -- 64 downtown. it was nice. take a look outside. we're looking at a beautiful shot. you can see the sunshine on the horizon. off to the west, the clouds continue to thicken. temperature-wise, we're in the mid 50's. 54 right now in ocean city. closer to home, 56 at thomas point. a front is approaching our area. look at the maps. it increases our cloud cover. temperatures pretty mild with a a southwesterly wind carried i think it will be fairly warm
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early on. i then think temperatures will push back as the cooler air starts to come in from the west. here is a picture that shows what is happening for the day today. milder air will replace the cooler air. we will be in the low 50's tomorrow. that is typical for this time of year. a mild start to the day. the wind will shift. mid and upper 50's before they drop off. rain will end tonight. bill little. in the air -- a little nip in the air. look at the chilly air arriving this weekend. >> at margaret high school, you have to go through the park to get there. there is an accident they are
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documenting. this is ne avery road. we will take you live to the camera at 270 southbound. normal volume here leaving father hurley boulevard. this is the paste pass 118 in germantown. now the pace live in virginia on 395 leaving the beltway to duke street. volume heavy here as well.
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a few stories to watch out in the day ahead. a status hearing for the man police say it opened fire in the holocaust museum. he has been in a prison while authorities try to determine if he is competent to stand trial. >> the senate will begin a long debate on health care reform. democrats are at odds over the details of a final bill. >> the capitol christmas tree will arrive on the hill this morning. it will be lit by nancy pelosi.
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being the best santa is a lot of work. >> 20 teams competed at the annual world championships in switzerland. they competed in various disciplines, including climbing jimmies. the prize was $5,000. -- including climb in chibing cm neys. >> will star with lisa baden. >>ublish a lawyer some pictures -- we will start with lisa baden. >> moving nicely on route 28. there was a crash in the center of the roadway. nice on the george washington parkway. nothing to report of the clara barton parkway.
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95 northbound out of newington to get up to springfield. take you to 270 where the was a minor crash. they're moving it onto the shoulder. we move to the weather center with brian. >> sunshine early on this morning. do not be deceived. we will seek a shower develop. cooler tomorrow. very chilly for the weekend. >> thank you. that will do with. will have more news at 7:22.
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